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The Bridge: A School/Community Partnership
January 3, 2011- June 13, 2011
If you are someone who has been thinking about volunteering, now is a great time to start. The Melrose Public Schools welcome community members of all ages who are interested in helping the students and staff. If you are reliable and friendly, if you have time to share, you can make a difference in a student's education. Here is a list of some of the volunteer opportunities that we are looking to fill right now. If any of these interests you please call Emily Rubenstein, Coordinator of Volunteers, 781-979-2299.
- Hoover School is looking for volunteers for two exciting reading programs and a math program. Many volunteers are needed to make them work. In the first reading program volunteers work with one or more second or third grade students to help improve their rate of fluency when reading as well as their understanding of what they are reading. These volunteers work for one or more 45 minute block(s) during the school day. In the second reading program volunteers work with small groups of 4-6 students in all grades K-5. These volunteers work for one, two or three hours between 9am and noon one or more days a week. They are assigned to classrooms where their tasks include listening to students read, facilitating discussions about reading to improve comprehension, or facilitating activities such as reading exercises that are prepared by the teacher. In the math program volunteers help small groups of students with teacher directed math activities.
- Winthrop School is looking for someone to help with a before school math program. This volunteer will work with a small group of second grade students two mornings a week from 7:30am-8:15am to help improve math skills.
- At the elementary, middle and high school, we need volunteers to work with students of all ages for whom English is a second language. Volunteers can choose the age group with which they will work. Some students need help with learning English, others need help with homework in a variety of subjects that are made more complicated by their limited English skills. Volunteers will work for an hour a day, one or more days a week, depending on students' needs and volunteers' availability.
- Math tutors are needed at MHS for students who struggle with Algebra II and pre-calculus. These volunteers will be assigned one or more individual students who have requested help. They can meet with the students after school beginning at 2:15 or in the evening.
If none of these seem right for you but you are interested in learning about others please call Emily or go to The Bridge website at www.melroseschools.com/bridge/ to learn about the variety of opportunities that are available through out the year.